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Scoot! Rides the SYM HD200 EVO

In the Fall of 2007 [Issue #41] the Scoot! team tested the SYM HD200 and it quickly became one of our favorite new scooters. Why? The staff’s consensus was that it was “a good choice for a daily commuter who wants some weekend fun as well.” Five years later, the feeling is the same for […]

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Hi-Vis Jacket & Helmet

When most scooterists choose riding gear they look for something protective, comfortable and affordable. One aspect they often overlook is visibility. All black gear may look keen, hide dirt and match your other clothing, but it doesn’t help the often-oblivious car driver to see you. One way to better stand out is to wear high-visibility […]

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Scoot! Rides the 2013 Honda PCX 150

In 2010 Honda launched the PCX 125 along with the Elite 100 and SH150i.  As compelling as I thought it was, I remember wishing that it had a 150cc engine. Two years later my wish is answered. Although Honda considers this  ‘world model” which can be sold around the globe, it wanted to increase the […]

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Stella Hero Gloves

The Alpinestars Stella Hero is a lightweight summer glove for women whose priority is comfort. It is made from soft, water-resistant drum-dyed leather that has ventilation perforations on the top and underside of each finger. A short cuff ends at the wrist where a velcro closure fastens at the back of the hand. Stitched elastic […]

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Scoot! Rides the Piaggio Typhoon 125

For some, the 125 cc engine may seem an odd animal: not as slow as the 50cc but not as torquey as the 150. In places like the U.K. one can ride a scooter up to 125 cc with just a car license and by passing a test. Scooters over 125 cc have different (more […]

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Scoot! Rides the 2013 Honda Metropolitan

Scoot! Rides the 2013 Honda Metropolitan

When I was in high school (waaaay back in the eighties. Reagan was president!) scooters were an affordable mode of transportation. One could buy a used scooter, put a little work into it and have a cheap form of transportation ($1.03 per a gallon, folks. Don’t believe me? Check it.) and a bit of personal […]

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Scoot! Rides the 2012 Piaggio BV 350

The new Piaggio BV350 is a commuter’s dream through and through. It packs a smart punch off the line with power to spare, and has plenty of storage for a helmet and bag, while still maintaining a scooter’s fuel-efficiency and footprint. If you are looking to cut through your car-clogged commute with a bit of […]

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Review: Supremes & Temptations Anniversary Collections

Recently, Universal Music Enterprises released CD collections celebrating the 50th anniversaries of both Diana Ross & The Supremes, and The Temptations. Both bands are strongly identified with the “Motown Sound” and these collections go beyond the top hits that you hear on an “oldies” station. Diana Ross & The Supremes: 50th Anniversary: The Complete Singles […]

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